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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am

Raise the federal minimum wage

 I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road today.The minimum wage buys fewer necessities now than it did w...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 I have met Barack Obama twice. And I must say, I expected greater things.I have shaken hands with every president from Harry Truman to Obama. Some were memorable, some inspiring, some just guys ...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

‘Is the world deaf and blind?’

 Last week Illinois Times published in this op/ed space “A letter of anguish from Dominican sisters in Iraq”, who have developed a bond with the Dominican Sisters of Springfield over the past...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
During the legislative battle to pass the Illinois hydraulic fracturing bill, safety was the major source of conflict. Over the past year, Illinois Times and major news outlets have reported the divis...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
 I was saddened to see how far Chris Britt has gone in his editorial cartoon making fun of Bishop Paprocki (July 24). It is clear that Britt has no understanding of Catholic teaching. Mary Kelder...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Eras of history are generally recognized only long after they start. But it might be that our world has just walked into a new era this last month as five rising nations formed The New Developme...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing.The reason for this dissatisfaction is clear. Polls in r...

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